We mourn today with the many friends of our member Joy Natoli, who died peacefully this week in Hawaii, firecrackers in the background as New Year’s began.
Her daughter Liza wrote of Joy, “I know she has not gone anywhere, just let go of a sick body that no longer served her. I am so grateful that a loving, spunky, firecracker of a lady got to leave with dignity, and even with a little pizazz.” Joy Natoli was a longtime member of King’s Chapel, a former resident of Beacon Hill, and secretary to our minister emeritus, Carl Scovel. Since she moved to Hawaii with her daughter Liza, we have prayed for Joy at each Morning Prayer service, as Joy continued to grapple with Alzhiemer’s. We hold in prayer especially Liza, Cathy who also cared for Joy, and our member Bob Fitzgerald. We will share later any information we learn about any plans for a memorial service in Boston.
We also hold in our prayers Pam and Mike Bergeron and their daughter Caroline. Pam received news this week that she will need additional surgery for her cancer in the next few weeks. May God bless the whole family and her health care providers.